Linked by snydeq on Mon 12th Oct 2009 15:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces InfoWorld's John Rizzo chronicles the 20 most significant ideas and features Microsoft and Apple have stolen from each other in the lead up to Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. 'Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.' Windows 7's Task Bar and Aero Peek come to mind as clear appropriations of Mac OS X's Dock and Expose. Apple's cloning of the Windows address bar in 2007's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as the path bar is another obvious 'inspiration.' But the borrowing goes deeper, Rizzo writes, providing a screenshot tour of Microsoft's biggest grabs from Mac OS X and Apple's most significant appropriations of Windows OS ideas and functionality.
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RE: Command Prompt
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 12th Oct 2009 23:09 UTC in reply to "Command Prompt"
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Apple did not "steal" Commond Prompt from Windows, even if "steal" here is meant tongue-in-cheek.

Judging by the the list, they mean "steal" as it's typically used by OS advocates & fanboys: a specialized version of the "post hoc" fallacy. It amounts to "Company A introduced feature N before Company B, therefore Company B stole feature N from Company A."

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